What is a weblog?
Weblogs, or 'blogs', are web pages of regularly updated entries,
usually in reverse chronological order and usually written by an
individual or group of people, rather than companies. There is as
much variation in the content of blogs as there are blogs - some
link to other sites of interest, some comment on the news or politics,
some provide more personal insights into the author's life.
There are a number of Welsh language blogs, including our own CMC
blog. Not all of the blogs listed here are updated frequently,
but we'd like to draw special attention to Morfablog, Rwdls Nwdls
and Marathon Llundain 2004, the latter of which is bilingual so
particularly helpful for learners.
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marathon Llundain 2004
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If you write a Welsh blog and you're not on the list, please email
What's so good about blogs?
For a start, blogs are easy to set up, free, and easy to update.
There are a number of blogging tools you can use - websites where
all you have to do is register your blog, type in your entry and
press the 'publish' button. Because it's so simple to create a blog,
they make the perfect self-publishing tool. You don't need to know
any fancy coding at all, just how to type!
For reviews of various blog tools and resources, visit Blogroots
Why should I start a blog?
It doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or a more advanced speaker,
writing a blog in Welsh is good for you! It will force you to use
your Welsh creatively to express yourself, which is the whole reason
for leaning a new language in the first place. Even if all you do
is talk about the weather in a mix of Welsh and English, that's
a start! So get out there, and get blogging!